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Margaret Oliphant

Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant (Virago Modern Classics)

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“Salem Chapel” by Margaret Oliphant is a novel set in the fictional Scottish town of Carlingford during the mid-19th century. The story revolves around the events surrounding the appointment of a new minister to Salem Chapel, a Nonconformist church in the town.

The novel explores themes of religious dissent, social change, and personal ambition. As the new minister, Mr. Dempster, takes charge of Salem Chapel, he faces opposition from various factions within the congregation, each with their own agendas and grievances. Tensions escalate as rivalries and conflicts emerge, threatening to divide the community.

Against this backdrop, the novel delves into the lives of the townspeople, including members of the congregation, local merchants, and other residents. Through their interactions and relationships, Oliphant paints a vivid portrait of Carlingford society, with its hierarchies, gossip, and underlying tensions.

“Salem Chapel” is celebrated for its insightful characterizations, sharp social commentary, and engaging storytelling. Oliphant’s keen observations and nuanced portrayal of human nature make for a compelling read that offers both entertainment and thought-provoking insights into Victorian society.


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